Woodstock City Councilman Mike Turner Supports Tina Hill for Recorder

I read in the February 23, 2016, Northwest Herald a letter to the editor in which Woodstock City Councilman Mike Turner endorses McHenry County Board member Tina Hill for Recorder of Deeds. He praises Hill for being “a small government … Continue reading

Operating Engineers Charge County Board with Open Meetings Act Violation

Here’s the guts of the case: On or about April 7, 2015, a meeting to discuss the Governor’s resolution at the Woodstock Opera House was scheduled for April 8, 2015. Governor Rauner, members of the Woodstock City Council, members of the McHenry … Continue reading

Woodstock City Council Meeting on Rauner “Turnaround Agenda” Draws Union Members

Election night the Woodstock City Council had Governor Bruce Rauner’s “Turn Around” proposals. Here’s what the agenda said: (I could not find a board packet which would have contained the resolution.) There were so many people in the audience that … Continue reading

Mark Indyke Comments on Woodstock City Council’s Action on Merryman Gravel Agreement

A former candidate for Mayor of Woodstock and City Council candidate this year offers comments on the City Council’s action on amending the agreement with Merryman Aggregate: The City Council at the February 1st meeting voted four to two (Councilmen … Continue reading

Woodstock Baseball Stadium/Gravel Pit Blowback

I continue to be amazed at how McHenry County Blog is used by people as a research tool. Sometimes comments are left on articles that were written a long time ago. Here’s a commentary from someone who lives on McConnell … Continue reading